The world is rushing somewhere. We can only guess what jobs, school, relationships, cities or nature will look like in fifty years. But the younger generation may, thanks to access to global networks and experience from abroad, have a finger closer to the pulse of change than might be expected. The lecture usually works in such a way that the older and experienced communicate the knowledge to the young. The light bulbs want to turn it around. Three young people will come to tell you where their field is headed and what it can mean for society and the world. About things that you may have never heard of, but that can fundamentally change our lives and the lives of our children. Come turn on the light bulbs and ask anything you are interested in!
Adam studied psychology, sociology, political science and public policy at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, went to many exchange stays at UCL, Deakin University, Dalarna University and Warsaw University and then spent a few years in consulting managing change. He worked for an innovation agency, where he helped create new services and products for both international corporations and emerging startups. He is now focused on theme of mental health, because Adam finds it extremely important and because he believes that we still have a long way to go in the West. He works as a psychologist at the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital. He founded the Therapy Among the Trees project, where he connects nature with mental health, travels with clients and at the same time organizes workshops.
Michaela Dvořáková graduated from the English Liberal Arts and Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, and then she studied in the field of New Media at the Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University. Already during her studies, she was interested in where the boundaries between art and video games are, and she was attracted to the world of digital media and new technologies. Today, Míša has been working as the head of marketing at the Czechoslovak game studio Beat Games for the third year in a row, which has developed the most successful game for virtual reality, Beat Saber. The game, which breaks sales records and has received several major awards, represents a revolution in the gaming industry.
Pavlína graduated from the Faculty of Law at Palacký University, but her soul is more of an adventurer, so she actively doubts and is involved in the world of startups. This year, for example, she won the Hospodářské noviny award as the best startupist in the Czech Republic. For the second year in a row, she is also organizing the national competition "Women Startup Competition Prague", where she helps to raise the profile of women-run companies and motivate others to start a business. Six years ago, she founded her own startup MyStay, which connects hotels and visitors after booking. The startup was recently awarded by the World Health Organization in the call for the resumption of tourism in the coronavirus crisis.
Proceeds from the event will go to a scholarship for a socially disadvantaged student of Discover Academy.
We thank Skupina ČEZ for financial support.